(Karen Walker Number Six sunglasses, vintage coat and dress, Topshop lace up ankle boots)
Silver Lake Meadow (a dramatic name for a well kept lawn…meadows always required gurgling streams and wildflowers stretching to infinity in my mind) with half a watermelon, two spoons, and what can only be a child’s coat (see the velveteen) I found in a thrift store earlier this year.
(vintage silk blazer, Topshop scalloped shorts, Converse chucks, Michael Kors watch, Whyred sunglasses, Bulgari Save the Children ring)
This is like the summer of the realistic shoe. I’m into how scuffed up chucks look with simple silk pieces. So easy and comfortable. But maybe I’m just getting lazy.
Right now I’m going to work out and then start gettting ready for the trunk show I’m hosting tonight for the Theyskens x Theory fall collection, which is perfect. Again.
(vintage shirt, Ksubi shorts, Isabel Marant sneakers)
Super simple today. I bought these sneakers at Creatures of Comfort on Melrose a few months ago and they’ve become my favorite shoes to do nothing types of activities in like buy ice around the corner or go to the farmer’s market. I saw the velcro version of them on Garance’s site last year and was slightly intrigued by the idea (and very entertained by the conversation they sparked), but apparently not enough to keep me from slightly forgetting they existed. So when I was just about to hand over my card when picking up some basics and saw these at the base of a mannequin nearby I did a double take and maybe slightly lunged at them in a really graceful way to try them on. I love the soft suede, the vague desert boot thing they have going on, and the more pared down look with the laces..and of course the hidden wedge that gives me the closest thing I’m going to get to my dream of being 5’9″ in flats.
(Topshop silk blazer, vintage slip, Marco Tagliaferri bag, Alexander Wang ‘Zoe’ oxfords, Whyred sunglasses)
Brick Lane was a spot I definitely wanted to make time for – vintage stores interspersed with kinda seedy other stores, people lining up around blocks for non-obvious reasons, dodging cars in a way that reminds you how precious life is (so very!), actively being recruited to eat curry every five feet (sorry, hate the stuff)…all made for a very sensory experience. Luckily I’m pretty nimble in these shoes. I had brought a leather jacket but peeled it off early on..did not expect London to get so warm, it kept on throwing me off. We energized with chai tea, and made our way down. I feel like there’s something interesting to look at every second in London’s alleys and markets and I took photos of odd corners and skyscapes until it was awkward. Came thisclose to buying a giant shaggy jacket before coming to grips with the fact that it wouldn’t even fit in Colin’s suitcase at this point (yes I am the awful type of girlfriend that smashes clothes into others’ luggage). I wore this blush pink silk blazer I’d bought at THE Topshop in Oxford Circus over my most ancient slipdress..tried to counteract the wispiness of it all with my trusty Marco Tagliaferri bag, oversized watch, and the sensible shoes.